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Protests against Violet CoCo’s 15 months imprisonment

On Friday environment activist Violet CoCo faced the Magistrates Court, at the Downing Centre in Sydney for peacefully protesting climate inaction. She was sentenced to  15 months imprisonment, with a non-parole period of eight months for engaging in non-violent protest.

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Protests against Violet CoCo’s 15 months imprisonment

On Friday environment activist Violet CoCo faced the Magistrates Court, at the Downing Centre in Sydney for peacefully protesting climate inaction. She was sentenced to  15 months imprisonment, with a non-parole period of eight months for engaging in non-violent protest.

Blue-green algae at Clarrie Hall Dam

Low levels of blue-green algae has been detected at Clarrie Hall Dam, Tweed’s main facility for water storage. A green alert has been issued for the dam.

Nimbin boil water alert lifted – remains for rural water supply

The Boil Water Alert for the village of Nimbin has been lifted, effective immediately – but remains in place for rural users. 

NSW Forestry challenged over failed forestry practices in precedent-setting case

What makes bushfires worse, causes native species collapse and creates forest dieback?

Lismore hears of Grantham relocation

Jamie Simmonds, the man who directed the relocation of the town of Grantham in Qld, shared his story with Lismore residents last week.

Urine sample test: new way to detect and screen for early stages of Alzheimer’s disease

When it comes to Alzheimer’s disease, an early diagnosis – one made well before signs of irreversible dementia are apparent – is key to providing effective intervention and treatment.

Stories about "Beach erosion":

Half-hearted Byron Council approach to beach rehabilitation

Protection, restoration and rehabilitation of Main Beach, Byron Bay, has been ignored by our local authorities for decades. Before I left Council I was assured an application for grant funding to address beach rescue had at last been made.

Artificial reefs for coastal erosion control

The building of seawalls has been the subject of a controversial court case brought against BSC in recent years. What are the other options?

Searching for answers to Byron’s beach erosion problem

With Crown Lands currently preparing to lodge a DA so their existing geobags, placed in front of the Beach Byron Bay restaurant, can remain for five years, a prominent coastal engineer has blasted the move as ‘naive and ignorant’. 

Coastal erosion in Byron Bay – a solution?

Erosion in Byron Bay appears out of control and may have the potential to threaten the welfare of the town.

A closer peek at Council’s Main Beach project

While Main and Clarkes Beach continue to erode, Council are exploring ways to protect the headland at Jonson Street.

Clarke’s Beach cafe told to prepare for ‘future retreat’ in the face of severe coastal erosion

The state government is set to install sand bags at Clarkes Beach to protect the Beach Byron Bay cafe and Whites Cottage from the coastal erosion that has decimated the popular strip.

Coastal management vital – help Byron Shire Council plan

The impact of cyclones and costal erosion is an ongoing issue for all coastal communities and is of particular importance with the future impacts of climate change that are underway. Byron Shire Council is seeking feedback on stage 1 if it's coastal strategy.

Iconic Byron beaches listed as ‘at risk’ from climate change

Byron Shire Council is working towards protecting its tourism market by increasing its reliance on renewable energy and cutting greenhouse gas pollution, according to mayor Simon Richardson.

Byron’s iconic surfing beaches still under threat

Byron’s world-renowned surfing beaches and related ‘tourist activities’ are at risk owing to Byron Shire Council’s relentless push to create plans that favour coastal protection structures, a state government department warned again recently.

Erosion affects Clarkes Beach access

The main access stairs to Byron Bay’s popular Clarkes Beach have had to be demolished after erosion made them unsafe.

Monash report: women will wait 200 years for income equity

The first Australian Women’s Health and Wellbeing Scorecard: Towards equity for women from Monash University found that at current rates it will take 70 years to reach full-time employment equality with men, and more than 200 years to reach income equity.

So you think someone needs a puppy for Christmas?

If you’re thinking about giving your loved one a puppy as a gift this Christmas, Dogs Australia urges you to think twice.

Handball bouncing kids back after the floods

Following the 2022 floods, Albert Park Public School teacher Troy Davies had an idea to bring about a bit of much-needed fun into students’ lives by suggesting the handball competition to beat them all.

Pianos delivered, for the people!

Following the devastating 2022 floods, Pianos for the People answered the call to bring music to the people of the Northern Rivers.